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About

INESC TEC is a private non-profit research institution, dedicated to scientific research and technological development, technology transfer, advanced consulting and training, and pre-incubation of new technology-based companies.

As an institution operating at the interface of the academic and business worlds, bringing closer together academia, companies, public administration, and society, INESC TEC typically applies the knowledge and results generated as part of its research in technology transfer projects, seeking value creation and immediate social relevance.

“Present in 6 sites in the cities of Porto, Braga and Vila Real, INESC TEC incorporates 13 R&D Centres”

The 13 R&D Centres of INESC TEC are structured in four thematic domains - Computer Science, Industry and Innovation, Networked Intelligent Systems, and Power and Energy.

INESC TEC hosts over 700 integrated researchers (about 350 PhDs), including staff researchers, researchers from Higher Education Institutions, grant holders and affiliated researchers. INESC TEC’s team also includes trainees, and technical and administrative support staff.

Mission

The mission of INESC TEC is to achieve advancement in science and technology and to enable science-based innovation through the transfer of new knowledge and technologies to industry, services and public administration.

Vision

INESC TEC vision is to be a leading Science and Technology Institution at international level, perceived as an important world player, in the domains of Computer Science, Industry and Innovation, Networked Intelligent Systems, and Power and Energy.

Values

Excellence, ambition, accuracy and exigency.

“International and Socially Relevant Science, with an Impact on Industry, Services and Exports.”

INESC TEC’s strategy is driven by a conceptual vision that encompasses the following axes:

  • Excellence in science, talent development, technology transfer and collaboration with industry
  • Full coverage of the knowledge-to-value chain
  • Multidisciplinarity
  • Scale, density, critical mass and integration
  • International visibility and presence
“FCT’s (Ministry of Education and Science) official evaluation in 2014: Excellent”

INESC TEC’s management and operational model implements the concept of the knowledge-to-value production chain, leading the research activity from knowledge generation to its valorisation through a mix of technology transfer processes, from the pure transfer of technology to collaborative development, advanced consulting and training, until the possible creation of spin-offs.

Structure

Institutional Structure

INESC TEC is managed by a Board of Directors, composed of nine individuals. The Board acts in coordination with the Council of the Coordinators of R&D Centres, Clusters and Support Services. This ensures cross-centre coherency in terms of vision and policy and co-responsibility both in strategic and current management decisions.

The International Scientific Advisory Board is another important structure. It has always played a relevant role in permanently auditing the Institute’s activity and counselling the Board.

The Business Advisory Board supports the Board in business development and industrial relations issues.

The research at INESC TEC is developed in 13 Research Centres, organised into four stable structures denoted as Clusters (see the organisational chart below): Networked Intelligent Systems (NIS), Power and Energy (PE), Industry and Innovation (II) and Computer Science (CS).

Furthermore, a set of services are organised to support the researchers: legal, project management, accounting, information management, human resources, communication and media, computing and communications.

Timeline

Timeline

19852017
Associates

Associates

We conduct socially relevant research with our associates.

Porto University

Associates

Porto University

Oporto Polytechnic Institute

Associates

Oporto Polytechnic Institute

INESC

Associates

INESC

Privileged Partnerships

We have partnerships of excellence with multidisciplinary teams.

University of Minho

Privileged Partnerships

University of Minho

University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro

Privileged Partnerships

University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro

Partnerships with International Universities

We have partnerships of excellence with multidisciplinary teams.

CMU Portugal

Partnerships with International Universities

CMU Portugal

MIT Portugal

Partnerships with International Universities

MIT Portugal

UT Austin Portugal

Partnerships with International Universities

UT Austin Portugal

Facts & Figures

209Academic Staff

2017

68R&D Employees

2017

Where we Are

INESC TEC is composed of 13 R&D centres in five different locations (ISEP, FEUP, FCUP, UMinho and UTAD) and 2 special partnerships (IPB and U Aberta). Presently, its main sites are in the cities of Porto, Braga and Vila Real.

In 2012, INESC TEC’s organisational and science management model was exported to Brazil, and so INESC P&D Brasil (INESC R&D Brazil) was created. Its network already features over 13 universities, from 11 Brazilian states, whose goal is to produce science, transfer technology and create value in Brazil.

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